Day 3 visit in Hong Kong

One of the best view from tall building as you could see very nice and yet unique bird-eye sighting of almost everything. We could see the high hill in the background while all those buildings just far below with clear blue sea for the ships and boats in sight.

From Hotel to Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Take the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited, bus 1A to Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier for a short ride into Wan Chai. This way gets the best view.

  • Walk About 3 mins , 140 m to Tak Shing Street
  • Take Bus 1A Star Ferry
  • About 7 mins (4 stops) to Destination
  • Alight at Star Ferry stop
  • Walk about 1 min , 55 m to Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

We will have our breakfast at Capitol Café.

  • From Wan Chai Ferry Pier walk about 3 min , 240 m to Wan Chai Ferry Pier; Convention Avenue
  • Take Bus 8P Island Resort
  • Travel Time is about 4 min (2 stops)
  • Alight at Stewart Road
  • Walk about 3 min , 170 m to destination Chrisly Café, Kwong Sang Hong Building Block B-d, 6 Heard St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Breakfast Set which consists of macaroni with ham, eggs, toast and milk tea. Need to specify a change to scrambled eggs.

  • Scrambled eggs with black truffle
  • Black truffle and cheese toast 校长多士
  • Scrambled eggs on toast à la carte
  • Toasted French Bun (Condensed milk bun) 奶油豬仔包 (nǎi yóu zhū zǐ bāo)
  • Hot Milk tea

After breakfast, we will take a short walk to the Blue House Clusters and House of Stories (Close on Wednesdays)

  • Walk about 9 mins, 650 m from Capitol Cafe via Wan Chai Rd to Destination.
  • Head southeast on Heard St toward Wan Chai Rd
  • Turn right onto Wan Chai Rd
  • Turn left to stay on Wan Chai Rd
  • Turn right onto Queen’s Rd E
  • Turn left onto Stone Nullah Ln
  • Destination will be on the left.

After exploring the the Blue House Clusters and House of Stories, we will have tea at Kam Fung 金鳳茶餐廳

  • Walk about 4 mins, 290 m from the Blue House Clusters and House of Stories, via Tai Yuen St to destination.
  • Walk Heading north on Stone Nullah Ln toward King Sing St
  • Turn left onto Queen’s Rd E
  • Turn right onto Tai Yuen St
  • Turn left onto Cross St
  • Turn left onto Spring Garden Ln
  • Destination will be on the right.

Lunch will be at Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園 (Central MTR)
to eat the award winning pork chop bun, french toast, chicken chop instant noodles and milk tea.

Chicken Steak Instant Noodles with Green Onion Sauce 蔥油雞扒撈丁includes a drink. The chicken is moist and tender attached to a nice piece of salty crispy skin.
Condensed Milk Butter Bun

1 pork chop bun, 1 pan fried chicken instant noodles 蔥油雞扒撈丁 (cōng yóu jī bā lāo dīng) and 1 iced milk tea (凍奶茶 dòng nǎi chá) or Milk tea (絲襪奶茶 sī wà nǎi chá) = HK$75.00

Just another day had passed while we were enjoying ourselves with food and shopping in Hong Kong. If you had been to Hong Kong, please do share with us your comments for your experience. Do have a great day ahead.

10 Oct Auckland experience of sightseeing and food

White + Wong’s in Auckland, New Zealand

It was another fine weather day where we were out for shopping and sightseeing. Came to this place called White + Wong’s in Auckland, New Zealand to have our meals but one look and there were many people actually queuing up to enter the restaurant. Wow! Such a big crowd and it would take us at least an hour or more to wait for our turn. Guess we opt-out and went to another place to dine instead.

Water above the ceiling
Westfield in Auckland, New Zealand
Christmas Tree
Farmers Store
Parking Machine
Bus route
Central Auckland Route Map
Recycle Bins
Conditions on Parking Machine
Auckland Bus
Future sport car
Bare body car
Food Menu
Lamb shank
Bus in Auckland
Future sport car
letter box post
Standard phone booth
Car view

We had a pretty good walking around for sightseeing as well as filled our stomach with some pretty delicious meals as you could view in the photographs above.

Once again, it was an end of the day outing and exploration around Auckland, New Zealand vacation. Till we write about another day, we hope you too can share your comments about New Zealand if you had been to Auckland. Thank you and do have a pleasant day ahead!

28 Sept in New Zealand

Trip to Saturday Market shopping
Food at store

Saturday morning shopping at the market and did some fun in sightseeing around Auckland, New Zealand. People here were pretty nice and well-mannered.

Fishes
Truck Store
More truck store
Bee store
Bee store
Rows of stores

Took a stroll at this marketplace where they were selling stuffs like vegetable, honey bee, fishes and many other things. Since it was pretty cooling, we took our time to stroll down at each store to view what they were selling.

More stores on the road
Just us to pose
Cheap fruits?
More fruits
Minimart in the area
Shopping area
Wall graphic
Car wash?
Nice cakes
Cheap oyster?
Smoked salmons
Salmons

Today was just a lazy day of doing some sightseeing and shopping. Did our own kind of smoked salmons. Surprisingly, it tasted pretty nice. Guess the salmon here was much fresher since they have their own supply of fishes without needing to import.

Once again this end the day and we will continue again another day to show you more photographs from Auckland, New Zealand.

27 Sept in New Zealand vacation

Orchid Plant in AUckland New Zealand House
Outdoor experience

Today was a day of relaxation and short outing to buy stuff for lunch and dinner. Decided to have our meals in the house so we cooked steaks to enjoy indoor.

Steak in home cooking
Noodles
Sauce for noodles
Noodles using the sauce
Marinade steak using Beef Bulgogi
Car wash for the day

Since today would be a lazy day, did some home cooked food as well as touring around this neighborhood. At the same time, giving a good wash for the car that would be used for travelling during this vacation.

Plants in the house
More plants in the house
Another plot of plants
Cherry Blosoom starting to flower
Pot of flower plant
Garden of plants
Cherry Blossom Tree
Cherry Blossom Tree starting to flowers
Flowering plant
More flowering plants in the garden
Shopping in the neighborhood
Around the neighborhood
Nice and beautiful landscape
Beautiful scenery

These were some of the snapshot photographs of the area around the neighborhood where we were staying during our vacation in Auckland, New Zealand. It was indeed very pleasant and quiet neighborhood and the people over in New Zealand were very polite and nice towards us.

The environment in New Zealand was indeed pretty good as we were there just right in Spring and the air was cooling since the temperature was about 15 degrees or so. Nightfall was rather cold as it dropped to around 3 degrees or so.

That would be all to talk about this day and we will continue again the next time with more photographs in New Zealand.

Holidays in Thailand Bangkok

Taking a break from the hectic life of working and enjoy a week vacation in Thailand – Bangkok. Set off on a Sunday to Changi Airport Terminal 1 in the morning. We took our time as we had 3 hours ahead of our flight so we spent a while admiring what was there at the airport. Our flight was slightly delayed as the plane just landed in Singapore airport and it took about an hour for them to clear the passengers and cleaning up before we were allowed to go onboard.

Food onboard Thai Airways

We boarded Thai Airways for our flight to Thailand. It had been awhile since we took Thai Airways but to our surprise that the food provided onboard for seafood and muslim meals weren’t nice. In the past, we had better meals than this. Guess it is no longer true for present time. Both of our flight from Singapore to Thailand and Thailand back to Singapore were similar and it tasted horrible. The appearance looked good but not for the taste though.

Finally we had arrived in Bangkok and checked into our hotel. Here were snapshot of the Queen size bed including the shower and wash basin. This place is where I stay for all my years of travelling in Bangkok. It is pleasant and nice including the services provided by the hotel staffs.

Went to Terminal 21 to enjoy a simple meal of Pad Thai with 2 different types of noodle servings. Frankly, it was much better than those we had tasted in Singapore in comparison.

Here was one of the tallest Christmas Tree we saw while walking passed the roadside.

Whenever we are in Thailand, there is one thing we surely help ourselves will be the Mango Sticky Rice. It is our favorite food that will never be missed when travelling to Thailand.

We took a trip to CentralWorld as well as to visit the Erawan Shrine for prayers.

We arrived at the Erawan Shrine and made our prayers.

Next favorite place to eat would be the MK Steamboat meal.

Had a nice dinner at MK steamboat. It is still as nice as the last time we came to Bangkok. Recommended to try at least once if you are in Thailand.

Had ice-cream in the New Chinatown area.

Had fun at Children’s Discovery Museum. Took quite a lot of photographs but only showing some in this blog though.

Went to MiXT Chatuchak where we had our lunch.

Comparing the Pad Thai from MiXT Chatuchak with Terminal 21, I still preferred the one in Terminal 21 as it tasted better.

Another huge Christmas celebration display.

Had our meals at the Central World.

Will have to stop here as I am going for lunch. Will update more soon. Hope you can also enjoy yourself if travelling to Thailand.

Pool of London

Breakfast options:

  • Food purchased the night before
  • Macdonalds
  • Sushi from Wasabi
  • Doorstep

From Hotel to Monument Station:

  • Total travel time is about 37 mins.
  • From Hotel walk about 3 mins, 0.2 miles to Hammersmith Broadway
  • Take the District Barking to Monument Station
  • Total travel time is about 30 mins (15 stops)
  • 12th Stop: Blackfriars, 13th Stop: Mansion House, 14th Stop: Cannon Street Underground Station

Alight at Monument Station

We may take RV1 single decker bus for this route.

The best seat for this single decker is on the right-hand side, at the front of the highest level seats.

Pool of London
Circular Walk
Leisure walker: 2 hours
Power walker: 45 minutes

START: Monument Underground: Northern, District and Circle Lines

Monument → London Bridge → Southwark Catherdral → Borough Market → Clink Prison → Golden Hinde → London Bridge Experance → Hay’s Galleria → Britain at War → London Dungeon → H.M.S. Belfast → City Hall → Shad Thames → Design Museum→ Butler Wharf → Tower Bridge → St Katherin’s Dock → Tower of London → Monument (Great Fire of London)

FINISH: Monument Underground: Northern, District and Circle Lines

Stop 1 – Monument, London Bridge, Southwark Catherdral

Our Pool of London STARTS at Monument Underground Station. Exit the station at the Cannon Street EXIT and turn sharp left. Walk down the west (right hand) side of KING WILLIAM STREET EC4 onto LONDON BRIDGE. Continue over the right-hand side of LONDON BRIDGE to Glaziers Hall. Take the narrow flight of steps behind Glaziers Hall down onto MONTAGUE CLOSE SE1 (Thames Path) and turn right at the bottom. Follow Montague Close around to the left, walking behind Southwark Cathedral.

Stop 2 – Borough Market, Clink Prison

  • We may have our lunch at Borough Market and pack extra for when we are in Museum of London.

Turn right onto WINCHESTER WALK SE1 then left through Jubilee Market into Borough Market. After walking around the markets exit left back onto Winchester Walk. At the end turn right into STONEY STREET SE1 then left into CLINK STREET SE1 for the Clink Prison Museum.

Stop 3 – Golden Hinde

Re-trace your steps back along Clink Street into PICKFORD’S WHARF SE1. Passing the 12th century ruins of Winchester Palace walk up to the Golden Hinde.

Stop 4 – London Bridge Experience, Hay’s Galleria, Britain at War, London Dungeon, H.M.S. Belfast, City Hall

Walk around the front of the Golden Hinde onto CATHEDRAL STREET SE1, and then turning sharp left back into MONTAGUE CLOSE SE1. Follow the road under LONDON BRIDGE to the London Bridge Experience.

From the London Bridge Experience continue under LONDON BRIDGE into TOOLEY STREET SE1. Turn left down the narrow passage way just before Saint Clave House, turning right at the end onto the Thames Path (The Queen’s Walk). Walk along the riverside path to Hay’s Galleria.

For the Britain at War and London Dungeon attractions walk through Hay’s Galleria back onto Tooley Street, turn right and cross the road. Walk back through Hay’s Galleria to re-join the walk.

Continue along the riverside path pass Hay’s Galleria to H.M.S. Belfast.

Continue along the riverside path from H.M.S. Belfast to City Hall.

Continue along the riverside path from City Hall to Tower Bridge.

Stop 5 – Shad Thames, Design Museum, Butler Wharf

Walk under Tower Bridge and along the narrow SHAD THAMES SE1 road to the Design Museum.

From the Design Museum walk back to Tower Bridge along the riverside path, in front of Butler’s Wharf restaurants and shops, to the passage way at the end that leads back through to SHAD THAMES SE1. Turn right and continue back to TOWER BRIDGE.

Walk up the west (left hand) flight of steps onto TOWER BRIDGE and walk across to the first flight of steps on the other side. Walk down the steps on to ST KATHERINE’S WAY E1. St Katharine’s Way.

Stop 6 – Tower Bridge, St Katherin’s Dock, Tower of London, Monument (Great Fire of London)

After walking round St Katherine’s dock take the footpath leading to the front of the Tower Thistle Hotel and continue back to TOWER BRIDGE. Walk under Tower Bridge along the cobbled road to the Tower of London and Traitors Gate. Continue along the river front path past, Three Quays, Sugar Quays, Customs House and Old Billingsgate Market to LONDON BRIDGE.

Walk under the first part of LONDON BRIDGE, turn right and take the steps up onto LONDON BRIDGE. Turn right at the top of the steps on to KING WILLIAM STREET EC4. Continue a short distance and turn right into MONUMENT STREET EC4for the Monument column.
To Bank Of England Museum

Take Bus 133 Bishopsgate from Monument (Stop Q)
2 stops
Alight Bank Station Threadneedle St (Stop C)

  • Bank Of England Museum
  • Museum Of London
  • Roman Fort Ruins, just a wall

Museum Of London

Find the entrance
The museum’s entrance is located on a pedestrian high walk which can be reached by stairs, escalators or lifts from Aldersgate Street; London Wall or St Martin’s-le-Grand.
Free WiFi
Connect your mobile or tablet in the museum free of charge

Opening Times:
Museum is open 10:00am to 6:00pm daily (last admission 5:30pm)

After dinner, slowly walk back to hotel to rest and recharge for next day activities.

Museum of London
Address: 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7001 9844
Website : http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk
Public transport:
Tube: St Pauls / Barbican / Moorgate. Barbican/Moorgate: Follow signs to the Museum along the High Walk.
Tube
Barbican (5 minutes walk) St Paul’s (5 minutes walk)
Bus
4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 172, 242, 521

The Bank of England Museum [FREE] – This museum details the history of the Bank of England, beginning back in 1694. Some of the oldest bank notes in existence are on display here, as well as forgeries from over the centuries, historical artefacts, and a genuine solid gold bar – which you can even try to pick up yourself!

A day of my life passing

My experience with a day of life

I actually really have NOTHING to talk about which is really depressing. HAHA. I have alot of things to blog about but they seem kind of mundane and I don’t really have much inspiration. Sooooooo, I’ll just bomb alot of photos in here that we took on one of our trips to Chinatown and Ikea. The pictures are preeety self explanatory. So just look and enjoy?

CHINATOWN! (:

Chinatown

Outside temple
This was taken outside one of the Tamil temples there.

chinatown2

gift

This is actually a really great gift you can give to people who really like calligraphy or like Chinese Chinese style stuff. My friend was someone who was like really very traditional Chinese and she learns like Chinese poems and calligraphy and stuff like that. So, its really hard for me to buy a gift for her but I found this perfect gift!!

You all should buy it, I would say its better to get it done with multiple colours like mine and not just a plain colour and prefably in Chinese characters cause I don’t really like the English characters that he did. Also, I suggest you don’t pay the extra money for the extra scroll. I suggest you keep the money and buy a full glass frame from Ikea (about 5 bucks?) and frame it yourself. It would look soooooo much better than on the flimsy scroll. =X

Its about 20 bucks I think the drawing. So its pretty worth it, he takes around half an hour to draw and you can stand there and observe him while he does it. Its really amazing cause this art piece is done with a simple piece of wood block and various colours!

So check it out when you can! (:

IKEA!

First up, you should always go for the free drinks in Ikea if your a member! (Free flow of coke, ice lemon tea, sprite) One member is entitled to TWO free drinks! So you can totally pop down and bring your business partner or spouse or something. Purchase some of their food (NOT THE FISH) and then drink till your hearts contents!

me drinking 2

me drinking

I think Ikea should totally hire me to promote their free drinks or something! HAHAHA. Doesn’t the picture look like some kind of random advertisement you see somewhere? HIRE ME!!! HAHAHA

mommy drinking

Or you could hire my mummy! I wouldn’t complain totally. (:

After drinks, head down to the sets they have there, ESPECIALLY THE PURPLE SET like DUH! The purple set is the most stunning and most beautiful!! A picture speaks a thousand words, so look how preeeety it is!

purpleroom

purple room 2

purple room 3

Get bored of the sets? TAKE PICTURES WITH THEIR PLANTS!!! HAHA

plant

Or you could just take the plants in their natural beauty.

flower

flower 2

rose

So apparantly, I favor RED flowers and ROSES cause they are sooooo pretty! Buy a dozen for me and I’ll marry you! HAHA

I tried to take them so that they look professional, apparantly I failed. HAHA

So your tired… what do you do? GO BACK FOR MORE DRINKS AND CHAT!

Know something REALLY INTERESTING you can do?? TRY BEING CROSS EYED! I can’t though.. here are my lame attempts though.

crosseye

crosseye2

Not only did I fail, I ended up with a massive HEADACHE! (So kids don’t try this at home) XDD

headache

Then head home in your car or the shuttle bus and enjoy the beautiful scenery. (:

scenery

CHEERS! And a quote to share about families…
“Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.” -Francis Bacon

The happiness between each family is often what is not seen in the surface. Dig deep within you and the beauty of your family will never fail to astound you. (: